Nation Braces For Icy Blast

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011 - 9:31am

Massive winter storm set to impact 33 states.

Millions of people are bracing for another winter storm this morning.

This time, the nation's midsection is in the eye of a very large bulls-eye.

33 states have issued winter storm and blizzard watches or warnings.

"There are a lot of adjectives being tossed around with this storm," says Weather Channel meteorologist Nick Walker. "Disastrous is one of them, crippling, catastrophic."

This storm is expected to drop more than a foot of snow across a stretch of 2,100 miles.

Roads already treacherous in Minnesota and Kansas is opening National Guard Armories to serve as shelters.

Chicago is bracing for its worst storm since the Blizzard of 1967.

Up to two feet of snow is expected there.

The other major concern is ice.

The Weather Channel is forecasting heavy ice stretching along a 1,500 mile line from central Missouri to central Ohio.

Widespread power outages are expected.

The storm is expected to affect 100-million people.
 

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